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Pathologists’ Assistant


Pathologists’ Assistant

Position Type



Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the Allina Central Laboratory


Monday – Friday; 8:30 am – 5:30 pm with occasional evening shift coverage

Reports to

Pathologists’ Assistant Leads

Who is Hospital Pathology Associates?

Hospital Pathology Associates (HPA) provides pathology services to various healthcare organizations in Minnesota and Wisconsin and is Minnesota’s largest pathology private practice. We have an ensemble of highly skilled, seasoned pathologists and professional staff with a wide range of expertise not often found elsewhere. 

Our group consists of a collaborative team of 38 sub-specialty Pathologists, 16 Pathologist Assistants, and 4 Biopsy Technicians who consistently provide exclusive, high-quality pathology services to the Allina Health Care System. Along with exceptional patient care, Hospital Pathology Associates continually promotes innovative thought, celebrates diversity, and supports professional development.

Position Overview

We are looking to expand our team by an additional full-time Pathologist Assistant to work primarily at our Abbott Northwestern Hospital and the Allina Central Laboratory locations performing macroscopic evaluations of surgical pathology specimens and postmortem examinations. The position is predominantly a day shift position working 8:30 am-5:30 pm with occasional evening shift coverage (1:00-9:30 pm; approximately 27 evenings per year). The position also may include periodic rotation to our off-site dermatology or gastrointestinal clinics.

Essential Functions Include

  • Perform gross examinations on a wide variety of cases ranging from small biopsies to large, complex surgical resections 
  • Triage specimens from surgery; prepare urgent, fresh tissue for frozen section diagnosis and intra-operative consultation. 
  • Execute specialized procedures, including gross photography along with X-ray imaging and image analysis 
  • Perform adult and fetal autopsies, including review of clinical history, section submission, and writing the gross description 
  • Develop and master the use of standardized templates and dictation protocols for handling gross specimens to maintain maximum efficiency 

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (preferably in the biological sciences) 
  • Completion of a two-year NAACLS accredited Pathologist Assistant Program 
  • Certified as a Pathology Assistant by the American Association of Pathologist Assistants (AAPA) or American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and/or eligible within 12 months year of hire

Why Work at Hospital Pathology Associates?

Being part of the HPA team means more than going to work every day – it allows you to have an impact on patient care and the ability to serve our community. At HPA, we strive for a welcoming, united, diverse, and enjoyable work culture that fosters employees’ personal development, health, and wellness.

In addition to having an exciting and impactful career, HPA offers a market-leading benefits package including:  

  • 100% company-paid medical insurance premiums, including employer-paid Health Savings Account (HSA) contributions to cover your annual medical insurance deductible
  • Vision and dental care reimbursement
  • 401K profit sharing plan
  • Company-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid parking 
  • Bonus opportunity 

Join Our Company!

To apply for this position, please fill out our online job application form. If you have questions, please contact Practice Administrator Bruce Kline by email or by calling the HPA Administrative offices 612-767-8370.